Heritage Queenstown Beef and Lamb Award

23 Jan 2015

Beef and Lamb Excellence Award for Heritage Queenstown

Heritage Queenstown’s Mackenzies restaurant has achieved a prestigious Beef and Lamb Excellence Award upon its first entry in to the respected culinary award.

According to Donna Stewart, general manager of Heritage Queenstown, the recognition is due to the quality of innovative and stylish cuisine being produced by the hotel’s talented executive chef, Adrian Lowrey.

“We are thrilled to win this important award. Its great endorsement of the hard work our culinary team headed by Adrian are doing,” says Donna Stewart, general manager of Heritage Queenstown. “The win bodes well for our newly refurbished Mackenzies restaurant and the busy summer months ahead.”

Adrian Lowrey has over 20 years culinary experience both nationally and internationally. Since joining Heritage Queenstown over a year ago, he has worked on sourcing local ingredients to maximise the full flavour profiles of his dishes for Mackenzies restaurant. Having also studied viticulture, he is also uniquely skilled to make wine choices best suited to his seasonally changing menus.

The winning beef dish was a Hereford Southland rib-eye with Solardaise potatoes with slow roasted garlic and tarragon butter and the lamb dish was Cardrona Merino lamb rack, harrisa aioli, chick pea ragout with toasted cumin lavosh, The judges notes included the comment, “All the flavours worked together to make for a harmonious plate of food and for that reason is deserving of the Excellence Award.”

Heritage Queenstown, overlooking stunning Lake Wakatipu, offers a relaxed resort atmosphere, just a stroll from the busy Queenstown hub. Guests can enjoy recently refurbished deluxe rooms and suites with free internet for hotel guests.

Lovingly crafted from local schist river stone and timeless in design, Heritage Queenstown is reminiscent of a European ski lodge. The exceptional guest facilities include the recently refurbished Mackenzies restaurant, a heated swimming pool, sauna, health club and beauty spa.  

Of special note for a conference, special event or wedding is Heritage Queenstown's award-winning Icon Conference Centre with state-of-the-art facilities and pristine lake and mountain views without parallel.

Other Heritage and CityLife Hotels to secure recognition by the Beef and Lamb awards are the Heritage Boutique Auckland’s Waitakere Estate, Zest at CityLife Auckland, Hectors at Heritage Auckland and Oceano at the Rutherford Hotel Nelson.